Book Clubs

The Oswego Public Library District offers book clubs for a variety of ages.  Newcomers are always welcome!


Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Book Club

Discusses plots, settings, and characters of favorite sci-fi, fantasy, and horror novels. Meets the second Tuesday of each month. Contact group moderator Andrea in Adult Services for more information.
Montgomery Campus  7:00 – 8:00 pm

Date Title Author
January 12 The Ten Thousand Doors of January Alix E. Harrow
February 9 Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City K.J. Parker
March 9 Lovecraft Country Matt Ruff
April 13 Exhalation Ted Chiang
May 11 Storm Front Jim Butcher
June 8 The Whisper Man Alex North
July 13 Sea of Rust C. Robert Cargill
August 10 Middlegame Seanan McGuire
September 14 Recursion Blake Crouch
October 13 The Only Good Indians Stephen Graham Jones
November 9 Craven Manor Darcy Coates
December 14 The Bear Andrew Krivak

Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion Group

Provides an opportunity for readers to share insights and discover new books. Meets the second Thursday of each month. Contact group moderator Laura in Adult Services for more information.
Oswego Campus  1:00 – 2:00 pm

Date Title Author
January 14 The Lost Vintage Ann Mah
February 11 The Great Alone Kristin Hannah
March 11 The Woman Who Smashed Codes Jason Fagone
April 8 Double Indemnity James M. Cain
May 13 There There Tommy Orange
June 10 Summer Hours at the Robbers Library Sue Halpern
July 8 The Devil in the White City Erik Larson
August 12 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Jonathan Safran Foer
September 9 A Gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles
October 14 Carnegie’s Maid Marie Benedict
November 11 Sworn to Silence Linda Castillo
December 9 No Discussion

Award Winners & Classics Book Discussion Group

Discusses classic novels and recent award winners. Meets the first Thursday of each month. Contact group moderator Gloria in Adult Services for more information. 
Oswego Campus 
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Date Title Author
January 7 Moloka’i Alan Brennert
February 4 Circe Madeline Miller
March 4 Rabbit Cake Annie Hartnett
April 1 Everything I Never Told You Celeste Ng
May 6 This Is How It Always Is Laurie Frankel
June 3 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers
July 1 Writers and Lovers Lily King
August 5 Deacon King Kong James McBride
September 2 Afterlife Julia Alvarez
October 7 Ask Again Yes Mary Beth Keane
November 4 The Tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris
December 2 The Vanishing Half Brit Bennett


Adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will read and discuss a book together.  Join us through Zoom to have fun reading, learning, and making new friends! Registration is required.
Ages 16 – Adult
Zoom Meetings  |  4:00 – 4:45 pm
January 29,  February 26,  March 26,  April 30,  May 28,  June 25


For additional information about any of the Young Adult Services Book Clubs, contact Young Adult Services at 630-978-1655 or email  Registration is required.


Come ready to talk about some of your favorite books and enjoy some pizza!
Grades 6-9
Oswego Campus  |  6:30 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, June 20
Thursday, July 25


For more information about any of the Youth Services Book Clubs, contact Youth Services at 630-978-1272 or email  Registration is required.


We’ll read a great book, discuss, and do a related activity at each class. Meets the third Wednesday of each month.
Grades K – 1
Oswego Campus  |  6:30 – 7:15 pm



At each class we’ll start reading a book & do a related activity. Copies of the book will be available to finish at home. Meets the Food may be served at this program.
Grades 2 – 3
Montgomery Campus  |  6:30 – 7:15 pm

I Survived This Book Club

If you love the I Survived, series you’ll want to come to this book club. Each month we’ll read one of the books and do an awesome activity related to the story. Meets the third Monday of each month.
Grades 4– 5
Oswego Campus  |  6:30 – 7:15 pm